One of the easiest Indian sweet dish to make ,that is absolutely ‘lick-worthy’, Shrikhand is a popular yoghurt based dish. Fairly popular amongst Gujaratis and Maharashtrians, the fan following of this creamy, saffron flavored dessert extends beyond these two communities of India.
Shrikhand: A creamy, cardamom and saffron flavored sweet dish made from hung/strained curd.
- Thick Curd 1 and 1/2 cup
- Sugar 1 cup or less
- Saffron 4-6 strands, soaked in 2tbsp of milk
- 1/4 tsp of cardamom powder
- Chopped unsalted pistachios to garnish
- Take a muslin cloth and pour the curd over it. Now gather the ends of cloth so as to make a potli or a Bouquet Garni Sachet. Hung it in a way that the whey from curd is allowed to drain out. Make sure that the place is not hot or else the curd will sour.
- In the meantime, powder the sugar. Soak saffron in 2 tbsp of milk.
- After two to three hours, strain/ sieve the curd through the muslin cloth to get a smooth creamy curd.
- Add remaining ingredients and whip it well. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving. Garnish with chopped/slivered unsalted pistachios. Goes well with Puri (Fried, puffy Indian bread)